High Availability / Disaster Recovery Links


In my pre-conference on HADR at PASS, our team identified somf great links on Database Mirroring and other specific topics. I promised I would post those in my blog, so here they are:


·         DBM TechNet Article: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/sql/2005/dbmirror.mspx


o   Includes how to calculate RPO delays


 


·         DBM DMV that shows the last hardened LSN (mirroring_failover_lsn): http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms178655.aspx


 


·         Windows Server Failover Cluster Configuration Program: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/clustering-program.aspx


o   Provides links to certified solutions for Win2k8 instead of previous HCL


 


·         Windows Unified Data Storage Server Eval: http://microsoft.download-ss.com/default.asp


o   Provides an iSCSI target for evaluation


 


·         Upgrading from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008 with SQL Server failover clustering: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/953200


 


·         Rolling Upgrade to SQL Server 2008 failover clusters: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms191295.aspx